John was born on 1 November 1806 at Oswestry, Shropshire, to parents John and Ann. He was baptised on 16 November 1806 at Oswestry.
The census returns 1861-1891 all describe John as a PM minister or retired PM minister. They give no clue as to how he gained an income.
He married Jane Johns (1797-1855) on 1 July 1835 at Redruth. She was the widow of Captain A. Johns. Census returns identify one child.
- Mary Jane (b1837) – assistant matron at reform school (1861)
He married Jane Maudrell (1824-1878) in the summer of 1858 in the Gloucester Registration District, Gloucestershire. Census returns identify three children.
- John Theodore (1859-1915) – a medical practitioner (1891)
- Leonard Henry (1862-1941) – district manager for Smioth Premier Typewriter Co (1911)
- Clara Beatrice (1864-1938) – a proprietor of a shorthand & typewriting office (1911)
John died on 24 June 1892 at Ledbury, Herefordshire.
- 1829 Presteign
- 1831 St Austell
- 1833 Redruth
- 1835 Pillowell
- 1839 Salisbury
- 1841 Frome
- 1844 Stroud
- 1846 Hereford
- 1849 Redruth
- 1851 Pontypool
- 1854 Chippenham
- 1857 Stroud
- 1858 Bridgewater
- 1859 Pembroke
- 1860 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers